American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood (Paperback)
The Life of Clint Eastwood
Three Rivers Press (CA), 9780307336897, 400pp.
Publication Date: September 7, 2010
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Praise For American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood…
“The story of a man who goes from small-time jazz pianist and gas-station attendant to Hollywood leading man reads like a rich movie plotline. All the sex, brawls, and gunslinging are here.”
Praise for Reagan: The Hollywood Years
"A fascinating portrait."
"Eliot' s book is poised to provide something interesting: a fresh look at subject matter well worth dusting off. . . . The genesis of Reagan's later public persona is closely charted here."
—New York Times
Praise for Jimmy Stewart"It was a wonderful–and long–life, and Eliot . . . covers it all."
"Elucidates how a skinny guy with zero sex appeal molded himself into an enduring star."
"Stewart deserves critical reassessment and a seat closer to the front row of the film pantheon. Eliot makes a solid case for Stewart's merits, and he gives us a decent, eminently likable man."
Praise for Cary Grant"A fascinating and thorough portrait . . . Eliot does a good job of cracking the screen fantasy."
"Highly readable . . . Glimpses of the debonair leading man's dark side are the most intriguing elements of this welcome biography."
—People (three stars)
"Keeping the actor's astonishing career firmly in view, Eliot assembles a portrait that shows the dark shadows behind the gleaming facade, while also revealing Grant' s own shrewdness in maintaining that fictional persona."